[lug] A bit confused

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Oct 2 21:13:31 MDT 2000

Rob Riggs wrote:
> Also, contrary to what others have suggested, I don't
> think you will find any sbpcd card built that use PNP.
> Everyone I have seen used jumpers. (Think *really* cheap.)

PCI is of course all PNP. I have one I can bring to the meeting, at
least the box with specs. It is listed as SB-2770, soundblast 16 by
creative labs. They were sold by Electronics Boutique. On the creative
labs web site it is listed as sound blaster 16 pci (the PCI and software
configured soundblaster):

In terms of irq, this is about the kernel config if it isn't a module,
not the other line that was mentioned. I've always preferred the
non-module for sb. In the case of module support, I would assume one
must still specify irq?

> I am fairly certain that SoundBlaster never made a PNP
> audio card with an sbpcd interface. By that time they'd
> switched to the vastly superior IDE interface.
> And I'd fall out of my chair if anyone could show me a
> PCI card that contained an sbpcd interface.
> The sbpcd interface is polled. There are never any
> interrupt vectors used by these controllers. (Combo
> cards like the SoundBlaster had IRQ settings, but
> these were used only by the sound hardware.)
> Howard Smith wrote:
> >
> > I am attempting to put Suse linux  on my old 486 (AST with an overdrive
> > chip). The CD-ROM, an old one, a Matsushita/Panasonicis giving me
> > problems.
> >
> > When I install the module from the floppy, it asks for a specific set of
> > parameters. "sbpcd=0x230,1" is the example given.
> >
> >     Now the question, what are these specifically ? I tried the IO port
> > and IRQ # in combinations to no luck. where can I find out what they
> > are, just point me in the right direction and I can figure it out...
> >
> >                                                 thanks, howie smith
> >
> > Give a man a fish, and you feed him once. Teach a man to fish and pretty
> > soon he'll start lying
> >
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